by S. Rotan Hale
Harrison Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) hosted its 4th annual Henry Street Jazz Brunch with great success.
“This event is an effort to show our appreciation to all who have contributed and supported the museum through the years,” said Joyce Bolden, HMAAC board member.
During opening statements Bolden also took the opportunity to announce the 25th Anniversary of the Henry Street Heritage Festival to be held Sept. 20. She is also chairman and coordinator of thefestival that is one of the area’s biggest held annually in Roanoke’s Elmwood Park.
The well-attended brunch was held at Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center–known for, among other things, its fine cuisine. This year’s scrumptious brunch layout was no exception and everyone enjoyed the luxurious dining experience that is so much a part of this function.
by Shawn Nowlin
There is simply nothing more inviting than service with a smile, especially when good food comes with it. Four years ago Derrick Journiette and some of his friends dreamed of one day owning their own restaurant. At the time Journiette had a well-respected caterer creating unique dishes with a certain flair. Years of hard work, determination and patience culminated into “The Kitchen Table” which had its grand opening August 8.
by Shawn Nowlin
The AGAPE Performing Arts Center (APAC) is a Christ Centered HUB that facilitates art education, mentoring, as well as spiritual development. The goal is to “encourage the kingdom perspective of the performing arts while developing the gifts and talents of artists on a professional level.
Back in the day, we used to sit at the table during dinner, together. It was the place where strong families emerged… The play focuses on bringing families together. Strong families produce healthy and successful individuals, which in turn, produce better societies. It is the small things that make big differences.